Truth: It’s 1:30 AM and I’m rushing to put this post together. I put it off all week and now I’m paying the price so I’ll keep this short. This is one of my favorite hairstyles for Summer.
Of course, even though it’s now Fall, I’ll still wear this look all year round. I’ve always loved this time of year, Autumn. With the close of another Summer, it always feels like I’m leaving a small piece of myself behind. There’s something so solemn about the end of Summer; as if life starts new again with the Fall, a time to reinvent yourself and begin again. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia.
I’ve never done tutorials for some of the more “basic” styles so when someone requested a tutorial for this look I was more than happy to create one. I hope you love it, like always, thanks so much for reading. xo, Miss
The other day, someone told me I looked like Cara Delevigne from the movie Valerian.
I found a picture of her wearing a hairstyle similar to this one and thought it was such a fun, summer hairstyle. It’s a great heatless style and would even work on wet hair too. Wear it to the beach or the pool to keep your hair off your neck and out of the way! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy
5 Dutch Braids High Bun Supplies:
Hair sectioning clips
5 Dutch Braids High Bun Instructions:
Step 1 / Start by dividing out a small section of hair along the top of the head by creating two part lines and clipping down the bottom hair.
Step 2 / With this top section of hair create a dutch braid by crossing the side strands under the middle strand while bringing new sections into the braid until the braid reaches the crown.
Step 3 / Continue the braid a little further down and then slide a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 4 / Now divide out a similar sized section of hair on the right side of the head and repeat those same steps creating a second dutch braid.
Step 5 / Then divide out a third section on the left side of the head and create a third braid.
Step 6 / Now create two more dutch braid with the two remaining sections of hair above both the left and right ears.
Step 7 / Once all five braids are done, all of the hair together at the crown and wrap it once with a hair band.
Step 8 / Then remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
Step 9 / Spread the hair around the hair band before wrapping the hair band twice more over the hair to form the base of the bun.
Step 10 / Loop the ends back towards the hair band and tuck them in.
Step 11 / Now pull on the edges of the bun to tighten it against the head and make it a little fuller.
Step 12 / Then pin down any edges of the bun where the hair band shows through.
I have been seeing styles similar to this all over Instagram so of course I couldn’t resist creating my own version of it. I love how edgy it looks and think it’s such a fun style for everyday. Once you master this look you can easily switch it up with french braids or a combination of different braids. If you love this look be sure to check out the Mohawk Braid Top Knot and this double braid version as well!
Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Supplies:
2 Hair sectioning clips
6 Bobby pins
1 1/4″ Curling Iron
Half Up Triple Braid Mini Bun Instructions:
To prep the hair for this style, I curled small sections away from the face using a 1″ curling iron.
Step 1 / Begin by dividing out a 1″ section of hair at the top of head.
Step 2 / Clip down the bottom hair on both sides.
Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair near the forehead and divide it into three smaller pieces for the braid.
Step 4 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then the left strand under the middle.
Step 5 / Now cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section of hair and cross it under the middle strand.
Step 6 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under the middle strand as well.
Step 7 / Repeat those steps crossing the side strands under the middle strand and bringing new sections into the braid until it reaches the crown.
Step 8 / Then continue the braid a little further down and slide a bobby pin over the end so it doesn’t unravel.
Step 9 / Next divide out a new section of hair on the right side of the head by creating a slight arc shape and clip down the bottom hair.
Step 10 / With this new section, repeat the same steps creating a second dutch braid towards the back of the head and slide a bobby pin over the end.
Step 11 / Now create a third dutch braid on the left side of the head, dividing out a section of hair, and braiding the section towards the crown before sliding a bobby pin over the end.
Step 12 / Next pin down the braids at the crown so they’re overlapping each other.
Step 13 / Remove the other bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
Step 13 / Now pick up a section of hair at the crown and twist it together.
Step 14 / Wrap the hair clockwise into a bun and pull the ends through the center to create a knot.
Step 15 / Then continue wrapping the ends of the hair around the bun.
Step 16 / Slide a few bobby pins around the base of the bun to secure it in place.
Step 17 / Spritz the hair with hairspray to smooth down any flyaways.
It’s officially 2017 so I wanted to do a quick roundup of the most popular posts from 2016! I always love to see which hairstyles end up being the favorites. It helps me plan new tutorials but it also makes all the work and effort worthwhile knowing you are enjoying the tutorials and posts on this blog. It’ll forever be my little corner of the internet and I love it just as much as the first day I decided to hit publish on my very first post. Here’s to another great year of hairstyles and fun adventures! Happy New Year!